Edouard Louis talks to Tash Aw about ‘The End of Eddy’

Edouard Louis talked to Tash Aw at the London Review Bookshop on 7 February 2017.

Edouard Louis was born into poverty in northern France, as Eddy Belleguele, in 1992. His autobiographical novel ‘En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule’, newly translated into English as The End of Eddy (Harvill Secker), draws an unsparing portrait of the violence, alcoholism, racism and homophobia of the milieu into which he was born, and quickly became a sensational bestseller both in France and throughout Europe.

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Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, just a Rosetta Stone’s throw from the British Museum, the London Review Bookshop has established itself as an essential part of the capital’s cultural life. Opened in 2003 by the London Review of Books, it’s a place for people who love books to meet, talk, drink excellent tea and coffee, consume delicious cake, and of course, browse.

Our selection of more than 20,000 titles ranges from the classics of world literature to the cutting edge of contemporary fiction and poetry, not forgetting a copious display of history, politics, philosophy, cookery, essays and children’s books. And our lovely shop, designed by Amanda Culpin of utility provides the perfect setting in which to explore them all.


Surrounded by books and fragrant with tea, the London Review Cake Shop is the modern answer to London’s long-lost literary coffee-houses. Accessed through the Bookshop via a corridor in the history section, the Cake Shop offers a small but vibrant menu, a wide selection of fine teas and a superior espresso. Above all, it provides a haven for reading and reflection.

The London Review Bookshop and Cake Shop are open Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. The Bookshop is also open on Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL. Tel. 020 7269 9045.

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